Each year the UNC Charlotte Department of Art & Art History partners with the McColl Center for Art + Innovation to provide a special educational experience for students through hosting a shared Artist-in-Residence. The McColl artist joins a UNC Charlotte faculty member to teach a spring semester course, culminating in an exhibition in Rowe Galleries, as well as events and activities at McColl. This course is available to all art majors who have completed their freshman year foundation coursework. Previous semesters have included artists in fields such as graphic design, installation and performance arts, and printmaking.
The Fall 2019 Artist-in-Residence is Jason Green.
Alfred, New York-based artist Jason Green will work with Professor Tom Schmidt to teach the Introduction to 3D Modeling and Digital Fabrication class in the Department of Art & Art History. The course will introduce CAD software and related applications used in digital design and fabrication. Fluidity between new and traditional approaches to designing and making will be emphasized.
Students will engage in exercises, experiments and projects that will establish a foundation of skills for applying digital design and fabrication to other mediums and methods of making. Projects will encourage cross-disciplinary work and allow students to add digital methods to their existing skill sets and studio practices.
Lessons will involve multiple software applications and apps including programs for direct solid and surface modeling, parametric modeling using graphical algorithm editors, photogrammetric scanning and vector based drawing. Materials and methods for prototyping and model making using the laser cutter, 3D printer and CNC router will be explored.
The course will culminate with an exhibition of both student work and Jason Green's solo work at the Rowe Galleries at UNC Charlotte, November 11-22.